Join the Communal Sound

Everything, even YOUR, has a vibrational frequency!

When connecting through soothing sound and vibration, our bodies are affected on a cellular level, allowing energy flow back toward healthy alignment. Stress creates an unhealthy flow of energy. At first it may appear as low energy, and, later, as ill health.

We have combined our favorite vibrational practices in one soothing day. The vibrations from being with the sounds of instruments, chanting particular sounds and mantras and releasing in meditation can help activate or balance the different chakras, aligning them or helping to improve the flow of energy throughout the body. We will connect with one another to create a communal sound while also deepening your personal practice with techniques and maybe a few new tools.



Invest in the Tuning of our Individual Tone

*Lunch is included and requires 6 participants*

Mala Kits are available and range in cost from $15-$60.

Sound Restores

Sound is an effective and natural way to mend the body, mind, and spirit. It can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, both physical and mental. If you are looking for an alternative to help you relax, reduce stress, or improve your overall health, this retreat could be the perfect fit for you.

Introduction to Mantra: In our modern-day practice, we hear “mantra” and it is as mainstream as “intention.” Actually, they are quite different. Mantra is an instrument of the mind- a powerful vibration or sound that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: “man” or mind and “tra” which means transport or vehicle. Mantra literally means to transport the mind. Intention is what you hope to bloom. Mantra can be thought of as a seed that you water, care for and tend. The more fertile the soil and nurturing of your mantra, with time your intention can bear fruit.

During this portion of the Raise your Vibration Retreat, we will be learning the power of vibration and how to use mantra in your daily practice.

Grounding Meditation

We will begin our retreat with a grounding meditation. If at any time during retreat, you find yourself drifting, being distracted or preoccupied, it is possible that you are being drawn away from your connection to your life source or the energy of the Earth. It is important to come back to your centered place when you are feeling out of sorts, unbalanced, emotionally agitated, on the edge of things, confused, bewildered, fuzzy, or stressed. Most likely, in today’s fast-paced environment, it is simple to become disoriented and lose one’s bearings. Grounding yourself during this meditation will help us connect to the present moment. Together we will experience a simple grounding meditation that can be extremely effective at rebalancing your mind, reducing stress and anxiety and focus your mind and energy.

Meaning of Om

Learn all about OM!

What could we possibly learn about this simple word?

1) Om is the primordial sound of the universe

2) Why meditate on Om

3) Symbolism of Om

4) Universal access of Om

5) How to chant Om


The word “kirtan” stems from a Sanskrit root that means “to cut through,” so kirtan is the practice of cutting through the separation of our bodies and connecting to our hearts and the moment through sound. What you may experience is the Kirtan leader beginning by singing a mantra, followed by the rest of the group singing it back. The beauty of Kirtan is that in the beginning you may hear your own voice and the individual voices around you. But as time passes and you relax into the chant, you may notice your voice in harmony with everyone else’s. By the end of this experience, we hope for our perspectives to shift, and we are creating as one collective voice.

Please join us for Kirtan and Nada Yoga, the science of Divine Vibration. You will experience peace of mind, relaxation, and joy while chanting and listening to ancient, traditional Mantras, devotional songs, and Rasa’s original compositions with Yogic themes. Rasa and Gautama will share some of their favorite chants and encourage you to sing along!

Bead and a Prayer: Build your own Mala

We will begin with an intention setting meditation for only You can create the change that you want in your life. You know your most heartfelt desires, intentions, and goals. When you make your own mala you are setting your intentions with each knot you tie, each bead you string. You are manifesting your intentions into a physical creation that will be a constant reminder for you of your desired actions, emotions, and life path.

Why build your own mala? Sure, you can buy one, but this is a sacred, personal tool and your intention and goals now live and breath within its energy. And just like anything else that is homemade, it’s just better! It now holds the most important ingredient. LOVE. Each time you caress your fingers over all 108 beads, place it around your neck, you will be reminded of the time, love and commitment you gave to yourself, your future and your greatest intentions.

Yoga Nidra + Harmonium

Yoga Nidra literally means “yogic sleep”. It is an ancient meditation technique where practitioners enter a deeper state of conscious relaxation, moving awareness from the external world to the internal. Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, develops a deep capacity to meet all circumstances you may encounter in life. This practice has also been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chemical dependency.

Closing Meditation and Japa Mala

Japa mindfulness is the practice of using your mala beads to chant a mantra or a prayer aloud. The word Japa means muttering in Sanskrit. The meditative practice of Japa keeps the human mind steady and resistant to disturbance. It requires chanting the same mantra, which could be a single word (e.g., Om) or a string of mantric sounds (e.g., Om Namah Shivaya). The practice of mantra chanting, or Japa creates beneficial mental pathways, assisting us in gradually connecting with our spiritual energy. It is a strong technique for focusing the mind and harnessing the subtle powers of the body/mind completing the yogic path of self-transformation. As we practice mantra using our new intention-based malas, it is essential to chant or hum the mantra repeatedly. The key element of meditation is to repeat the Mantra silently or aloud. It can be repeated as slowly or quickly as necessary to keep one’s mind focused.

Meet Your Facilitators

Meet Donna Mosca

Donna is committed to sharing the wisdom teachings of Yoga through daily, sacred practices, workshops, and retreats within Peace Tree Yoga Studio, located on the 3rd floor of The Enlightened Living Center.

Practicing yoga for 22 years and teaching for 18 years, Donna’s professional yoga training consists of a 500 hour, Yoga Alliance, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (500hr E-RYT/ YACEP), a 300hr Sattva Yoga Academy training, and a C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist certification. Donna is currently a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit, and Owner and Director of Peace Tree Yoga and the Enlightened Living Center in Burlington, WI.

Focusing on the need to nourish and empower the individual, while also creating a place to grow in a conscious, open-hearted community, Donna inspires to offer yoga classes, small group / individual yoga therapy, workshops, events, and retreats, along with other healing modalities that compliment yoga.

Donna has had training in and is passionate about the benefits of energy medicine such as Thai Massage, Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Aromatherapy and the Aromatouch Technique. Her specialty trainings have included the areas of Ayurveda, Mediation, Yoga Nidra, Medicinal Aromatherapy, Thai Yoga Massage, and Ageless Grace. Donna declares that yoga, meditation and nature are her best medicine. She stays grounded by aligning with her intention and staying true to her dharma, and hopes to inspire and empower others to do the same.

Meet Rasa & Gautama

Rasa has been practicing music since the age of five and has studied Nada Yoga with her music Guru, Shri Yogi Hari, since 2015. During her time living at his ashram in Florida from 2016-2022, she received her 500-hour RYT certification and now incorporates all aspects of Yoga into daily life. In 2022, Rasa released her debut album, My Guru’s Grace, which was written and recorded at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Miramar, FL (available for streaming on all platforms).

A multi-instrumentalist, Rasa enjoys a wide repertoire of music, including piano, flute, guitar, percussion, harmonium, tabla, and voice. She has presented her devotional music at Kula Kamala Ashram, PA; Blue Lotus Temple & Meditation Center, IL; Sivananda Yoga Ranch, NY; Yogi Hari’s Ashram, FL; Amrit Yoga Institute, FL; Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, HI; and Yoga Vidya Ashram, Germany.

Gautama is an accomplished pianist, violinist, and vocalist and has been studying Nada Yoga since 2021. He received his 500-hour RYT certification in 2021.

Together, Rasa & Gautama are recording a second album of Yogic devotional songs that will be released in 2024.

Meet Shri Steep

Shri Steep is an ardent devotee of Devī, a mystic enchanted by the mundane, and a catcher of songs from realms beyond. She has trained extensively over the past fifteen years in the arts of yoga, Ayurveda, tantra, and music, and it is her deep joy to share these threads of wisdom and inspiration with others in the form of yoga nidra. Participants in one of her signature “Bhakti and Nidra” experiences can anticipate song, silence, deep inner listening, and enlivening storytelling woven into a tapestry of transformation and trust. Welcome home to yourself.